Fuel subsidy, FX reforms will boost Nigerian Economy – IMF insists  

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has again declared their support for the fuel subsidy removal and exchange rate unification, insisting that it will enhance the economic outlook of the country.  

Ari Aisen, the IMF representative in Nigeria, made this assertion while featuring on Channel TV on Tuesday.

He said that the removal of fuel subsidies and unification of exchange rates must continue for Nigeria to reach macroeconomic stability. 

He mentioned that if inflation decreases, exchange rates become more predictable, leading to potential investment flowing into Nigeria, like an open door of opportunities. The untapped potential has persisted and must be unleashed. 

Furthermore, Aisen said GDP growth has been soft and it was expected because of the higher prices of fuel, inflation which has been high and biting the income of Nigerians, which has impact on consumption but we are in a transition period and the initial move of the reforms was in the right direction. 

He further said the removal of fuel subsidies was a very important step because fuel subsidies ate into the financial needs of the country. 


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